SCHIPOL, NETHERLANDS—Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, a 433-room hotel that replaces the previous Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which opened in 1972. The landmark property was developed and is owned by Schiphol Real Estate.
Created by Dutch architects Mecanoo, alongside British interior design company The Gallery HBA, Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a distinct cubic design that features a 137.8-ft.-high glazed roof. Contemporary Dutch influence can also be found throughout the public space and guestrooms. Spanish artist Israel Páez has created a wide range of bespoke pieces for the hotel, such as storytelling tile walls in the open kitchens and a series of headboards for the guestrooms representing the Dutch landscape.
Rob Palleschi, global head, full-service brands, Hilton Worldwide, said, “The airport hotel concept was born in 1959 with the opening of Hilton San Francisco Airport. Innovation is in our blood—from being the first hospitality company to install televisions in guestrooms to introducing digital check-in with room selection via the Hilton HHonors app—and that pioneering spirit lives on as our brand nears its 100th anniversary.”
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers Hilton’s new lobby concept which brings together, in a single open-plan area, unique islands that serve as multi-functional spaces, including a reception area, lounge and bar. The hotel also offers 23 flexible meeting spaces, including a ballroom with a capacity of up to 640 delegates and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.
The hotel’s 433 rooms include 12 suites with a separate living room, bathroom and extensive work area and 96 Executive rooms, which allow guests access to the Executive Lounge.
Dutch heritage provided the inspiration for the food and beverage concepts at the hotel. In the lobby and cocktail bar, guests can star gaze within the atrium whilst choosing from a selection of gins and jenevers in The Netherlands. The Bowery restaurant features three live cooking stations and offers authentic grill and Asian dishes inspired by its Dutch heritage and made with fresh ingredients sourced from local suppliers and farmers. The Vine Room, seating up to 20 guests, serves as a private event space.
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is also home to Hilton’s global spa concept, eforea spa, alongside a 24-hour fitness center.
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is situated next door to the site of the original Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which closed its doors last month, and is the latest property to join Hilton Worldwide’s growing portfolio of six hotels in Amsterdam.